This spiral galaxy in Triangulum is in our local groups of galaxies, and is about 4 times smaller than the Milky Way galaxy, and is about 2.6 million light years distant (which is very close – even if it doesn’t sound close).
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Filters: Astrodon LRGB
Dates: November 26, 2005
Exposure: L=12x5min, RGB= 8x2min each for 108 minutes total at -20C